Chinmaya Mission UK devotees were blessed by the presence of Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda on the auspicious occasion of Guru Poornima on July 3rd 2012. A Guru Paduka Puja was performed at the London centre Chinmaya Kirti by Br. Paritosh Chaitanya in the presence of Guruji, and visiting Acharyas Swamini Amritananda (Nelson, New Zealand) and Brni. Arpita Chaitanya (Florida, US).
Purnakumbha being offered to Pujya Guruji on arrival
The third publication in the Mananam Birth Centenary Series ‘Unto Research’ on the work of Chinmaya International Foundation was also joyfully released on this auspicious occasion.
Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda on Stage
The highlight of Guru Poornima was ‘Swaranjaneya,’ a successful fundraising event at Kensington Town Hall, for which Guruji sang the Hanuman Chalisa in seven different Raagas and poetically explained the meaning of this much-loved divine song. Employing his trademark style of simplicity and beauty Guruji delighted an eager crowd of over 600 people with his devotional singing and loving commentary; many dignitaries were also in attendance.
Guruji greeting the Mayor of the London Borough of Brent, who attended Swaranjaneya as a dignitary
Generous Yajmaans and ticket sales raised funds for Chinmaya Mission projects in India, leaving all with a deep sense of fulfilment that so many hearts were touched and such a collective offering was made on this divine day upon which we express sincere gratitude to the Guru.